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The Meaning of Om: How to Use Om in Your Yoga Practice

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, om is the origin seed, or Bija, from which all other sounds and words come. This basic seed word is chanted in yoga classes here in the West to tune into the higher self, connect to the universe, and deepen meditation.